EU member states

If you have completed your training in an EU/EEA country and are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you need to fill in the below application form to obtain Danish authorisation as a prescribing pharmacist. Please be aware that obtaining an authorization is contingent upon being recognized as a prescribing pharmacist by the Danish Medicines Agency.

A new political agreement, aimed at ensuring a better and more flexible authorization process, is expected to result in changes to authorization fees and in changes to the authorization process for foreign healthcare professionals from outside the EU/EEA.

The rules have not yet changed. This means that the current rules still apply. It is the current rules that appear on our website.

Read about the changes

How to Obtain an Authorization

To obtain an authorization, please follow these steps:

  • Be a citizen of a Nordic country, an EU country, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland.
  • Hold a degree as a prescribing pharmacist from a Nordic country, an EU country, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland.
  • Be recognized as a prescribing pharmacist by the Danish Medicines Agency.
  • Complete the application form and submit it electronically.
  • Pay the required fee.
  • Provide documentation of your identity, date of birth, education, professional experience, and current professional status.
  • Submit copies of the necessary supporting documents as requested.
  • Supply any additional documentation as requested.

It is essential that you meet all documentation requirements, including formatting criteria. Your application will be processed only after we have received all the required documents from you.

Application

How to apply for registration as a prescribing pharmacist:

  • Fill in the application form
    Application form
  • Send the form electronically.
  • Click “Approve" and pay the fee.
  • Send the required documentation by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or as attached files by e-mail to aaes@stps.dk

When you send the required documentation, please also let us know in which countries, you have been working in the last 5 years.

If you send documentation by e-mail, please make sure that the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color and fully pictured.

Required Documentation

  1. Documentation of name, date of birth and nationality (e.g. a copy of the relevant page in your passport).
  2. Name change certificate/marriage certificate, if any.
  3. Diploma/certificate.
  4. Detailed transcript of the study programme from the educational institution containing the following information:
    • Admission requirements
    • Total length of the education
    • Theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours of each subject
    • Clinical education: subjects and duration indicated in hours
    • Clinical education: departments and number of weeks in each department
  5. Certificate of current professional status/certificate of good standing. The certificate must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your profession (including as a specialist) and that your licence to practice was not withdrawn. If the certificate is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English, we will – following a specific assessment – send it to you so that you can ask a translator to translate the document.” The certificate must have been issued no more than 3 months before the Danish Patient Safety Authority receives all the documentation. A certificate of good standing shall not be submitted from Sweden and Norway as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the respective authorities.
  6. If the profession is not regulated in your home country/country of education, then it is a requirement that you have practiced your profession on a full-time basis for one year or for an equivalent overall duration on a part-time basis during the last 10 years.
  7. Supplementary documentation, if any, or any other information which in your opinion might be of importance to the assessment of your qualifications.
  8. Power of attorney, if another person, including employment agencies etc., handles your application.
    Use power of attorney

Certificate of Non-registration

If you are not yet registered within your profession and thus unable to submit a certificate of good standing you must instead submit a certificate of non-registration to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

Certificate of Non-registration

Fee

The fee for Danish authorisation is 313 DKK.

Original Documents

If you send original documents, you also need to enclose an ordinary copy of each document. The set of copies must be identical with the original documents and be in black and white. The copies must be in A4 format and without paper clips, folders, etc. We may ask you to present the original documents. Original documents will be returned to you by registered post to the address you have stated in the application form. Please let us know if you change your address.

Translation

If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English, you may enclose translations into Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English of the enclosed documentation. You can also wait until we have processed your application and assessed which documents need to be translated. You should, however, expect an extended assessment time if you do not enclose translated documents.

The translation must be made by one of the following:

  • The university or authority that issued the document.
  • A translator. The translator’s name and stamp must appear clearly from the translation. If the stamp is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and English, it must be translated by a translator.

Assessment

Upon receipt of your application and documentary evidence, we will send you an email to acknowledge receipt of your application for Danish authorisation (please check your junk email folder, since our emails are sometimes delivered in that folder). We will examine your application and inform you of any missing document as quickly as possible.

We process applications in the order in which we receive them. It is our goal to process applications within 4 months from the time we have received all the required documentation. At the moment, we cannot meet that goal in all cases, but we are working focused on reducing the processing time, so that we reach the 4 months.

We prioritize those applicants who are closest to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. The prioritization is balanced between the consideration of the benefit of society and the consideration of the individual applicant.
This means that we will prioritize your application if you send documentation for a specific job offer or, for example, an email from an employer about employment, which requires that you have a Danish authorization.
The priority applies to all applications that have not yet been processed.

Documentation for a job offer is not, however, a guarantee that you will be able to obtain a Danish authorization.
We also make so-called conditional decisions. If you receive a conditional decision, this means that you must fulfill certain conditions before you can obtain Danish authorisation. Should you receive a conditional decision, you will therefore not be able to start your employment immediately.
Our examination of your specific application may also result in your application being rejected.

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

When you have received your authorization as a prescribing pharmacist, the registration will appear from our public online register of healthcare professionals. Here you, your employer and anyone interested can see your registration status.

Online Register - Registered Health Professionals